Bradford Police Museum

Bradford Police Museum
Bradford Police Museum, City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford
01274 510245; 07798 518035
Region or country
England (Yorkshire & the Humber)

Located in the historical City Hall Bradford the Bradford Police Museum provides a unique insight into the history and heritage of policing, criminal justice, civic enforcement and the development of crime and punishment in Bradford from the early 19th century onwards.

The museum is situated on the site of the original 19th century police station in City Hall and which was operational between 1874 and 1974. Visits to the museum include guided tours of the original Victorian cells which formed part of the original police station together with a visit to the beautifully preserved Victorian Court room.

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive, Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
The museum has exhibits, documents and memorabilia relating to the history of policing from the inception of the Bradford Borough Police force in the mid-19th century to the present day. The collection includes Victorian police truncheons, uniforms and a unique photographic archive covering 150 years of policing in the city; also a Victorian courtroom.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The museum closes for its winter break at the end of November each year, and reopens mid March the following year. The museum then opens every Friday and Saturday throughout the year until the end of November.

Charges: Adult £5
Child (5+, under 5 are free) £4
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) £15
Senior (65 and over) £4
Disabled (accompanying carer is free) £4
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
There is wheelchair and pushchair access to the gallery and the cells. However due to the existence of steep steps the court room can not be accessed by wheelchairs or pushchairs.

There are no toilets.
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